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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:37 am 
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Opium des Volkes wrote:
A few years back, Bella, Edward, and Jacob were really popular baby (and dog!) names. Four guesses why, eh? I wouldn't mind being named after a literary character; I'd probably love it.
I'm sorry, but naming some poor, hapless infant after a character in "Twilight" (and thereby declaring to the world that its parents are idiots) isn't exactly on a par with drawing inspiration from Shakespeare. In fact, if a person's level of cognition is such that they would base the name another person will carry for their entire life on poorly written, formulaic tween fiction, they should probably wait at least a few years before reproducing, in order to - with any luck - complete their own adolescence.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:01 am 
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I had a dream last night that Tofulish had a baby boy and named him Santa Lewis.


I love it! If I had twins they would be Santa Lewis and Parker Lewis.

I kind of love the name Atticus. I know a few little boys named that, but with our doublebarreled last name, it would be a bit cruel. But I would be able to make so many "Attica! Attica!" jokes with babygates, cribs etc.... So really, that kinda sells it for me. I'd love to named him Atticus Finch M.

Great, now I want another baby.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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My sister and I used to argue over which one of us got Atticus. She's decided she's firmly in the no-kids camp, so it's officially mine if I want it. And, you know, if I could ever get a baby daddy to agree to it!

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Ezra was almost an Atticus. It took me a while to say goodbye to that name - it is a great one!


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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Desdemona wrote:
Opium des Volkes wrote:
A few years back, Bella, Edward, and Jacob were really popular baby (and dog!) names. Four guesses why, eh? I wouldn't mind being named after a literary character; I'd probably love it.
I'm sorry, but naming some poor, hapless infant after a character in "Twilight" (and thereby declaring to the world that its parents are idiots) isn't exactly on a par with drawing inspiration from Shakespeare. In fact, if a person's level of cognition is such that they would base the name another person will carry for their entire life on poorly written, formulaic tween fiction, they should probably wait at least a few years before reproducing, in order to - with any luck - complete their own adolescence.

Desdemona, I love you.

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A relative named her son Crusade. I wonder what will happen if Crusade's life plans involve travel to the Middle East.

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A relative named her son Crusade. I wonder what will happen if Crusade's life plans involve travel to the Middle East.


That made me giggle.

Also, Atticus is a wonderful name. I'll probably never use it, but it's wonderful and should be more common than it is.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:08 pm 
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butterbobbin wrote:
doncherryfan wrote:
A relative named her son Crusade. I wonder what will happen if Crusade's life plans involve travel to the Middle East.


That made me giggle.

Also, Atticus is a wonderful name. I'll probably never use it, but it's wonderful and should be more common than it is.
My friend's cat is named Catticus Finch, which isn't especially clever but always makes me laugh.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Desdemona wrote:
My friend's cat is named Catticus Finch, which isn't especially clever but always makes me laugh.


I'm so going to name a cat that someday. That is AWESOME.

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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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Jacob was the top name for several years before Twilight was published, and Isabella was pretty popular, too. So kids named after those characters probably won't really stand out.


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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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We're working through Sherlock on netflix, and my husband totally wants to name our next son Mycroft.


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 Post subject: Re: Crummy names for babies
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I like the name Mycroft. I am so not joking.

Actually, I like Sherlock too but it's a more obvious reference for most people.

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